Associate in Science (Transfer)

You will use both science and your hands to help people as a chiropractor. Chiropractic manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, is used to resolve pain, headaches, and other health issues. Pre-chiropractic study at ICC prepares you for professional school. Plus, you benefit from our experienced instructors, competitive tuition rates, and small class sizes.

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Learn the foundational principles of biology, chemistry, human anatomy, and physiology from expert faculty who are dedicated to teaching. This program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduation. There, you can explore various pre-professional fields and continue into a school of chiropractic medicine. 

A Quality Education

Our state-of-the-art health teaching facilities mean you’ll have the best preparation for your advanced education.

Get Involved

Network with fellow students from across ICC’s health programs in the Pre-Health Club.

Career Opportunities

Chiropractors practice in clinics, Veterans Affairs facilities, corporate settings, in a solo or group practice, or even with sports teams.


21 Months

If full time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
First-Generation Student Success
Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center

Our students find themselves well prepared for transfer, often: performing as well or better than the students who started as freshmen in their four-year transfer school.

Jen Fenner, Professor, Biology
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How Do I Get Into the Pre-Chiropractic Program?

Through our pre-health programs, you’ll gain a robust understanding of the foundational principles of biology, skills in operating successfully in the biology laboratory, and experiences with conducting biological research, writing scientific manuscripts, and working with teams.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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